Polyglot 5 min Pitch

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Internet Polyglot (http://www.internetpolyglot.com) presentation for the Bay Area Technology Entrepreneurs Club event.

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Polyglot 5 min Pitch

  1. 1. Internet Polyglot Mikhail Gavryuchkov
  2. 2. What is Polyglot?• A polyglot is someone who knows many languages.• From Greek πολυ-, «many» and γλώσσα, «language».
  3. 3. What is Internet Polyglot?• Web site http://www.internetpolyglot.com• And mobile site http://m.internetpolyglot.com• I am the first user.
  4. 4. What is Internet Polyglot?• Build vocabulary in foreign languages• with help of native speakers.• Users play games and learn.
  5. 5. What is Internet Polyglot?• Lessons created by users, including professional educators.• Audio pronunciation by native speakers.• Images for better mental association.
  6. 6. Internet Polyglot: Some Numbers• Lessons in 34 languages (cross-language)• 12,000 organic visits a day• 160,000 registered users.• 15,000 Facebook "Likes".
  7. 7. Game examples: Guessing Game
  8. 8. Game examples: Matching Game
  9. 9. Mobile• http://m.internetpolyglot.com• HTML5• Live on iPhone, Android• 1,000+ active daily users
  10. 10. Internet Polyglot: Summary• Internet Polyglot was a “hobby”.• Converted to a high margin profitable business.• 2,000,000 unique visitors last year• 46% retention rate• I look for an investor/partner to scale up
  11. 11. Internet Polyglot From hobby to a business (Some details) Mikhail Gavryuchkov
  12. 12. More stats: Demographics
  13. 13. Plans• Social networks integration• Connect People• User-driven content• More games• Add grammar, immersion• More lessons, more languages
  14. 14. Social Networks IntegrationPlay language games, earn trophies, postthem on Facebook Herewith I pronounce you a Knight Polyglot Sweet! Gonna post it on Facebook!
  15. 15. Connect People• Help people find each other – teachers and students, learners of the same language.• Let people play against each other.• Let people leave feedback on others’ progress.
  16. 16. User-driven content• Allow users create lessons with audio, video, images (crowdsourcing) and share revenue• Allow users leave feedback on lessons or report abusive content (crowd-moderation)
  17. 17. More GamesDevelop more games, make them more engaging Evolution of language learning process on Internet Polyglot
  18. 18. Add Grammar: ImmersionCover more language learning aspects: • Add grammar lessons/games • Add immersion courses
  19. 19. More Lessons, More Languages• I received emails from American Indian tribes asking to add their languages.• Ulster Scots, Catalan.• I spoke to a fan of Internet Polyglot who wants to add hotel/travel industry lessons.• Lots of ideas from the vibrant community.

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